AWARDS 15th edition TIFF 2017 »   FEATURE JURY composed by Denis Côté (Canada) and Dritan Huqi (Albania) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM   BEST FEATURE FILM Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | 2016 | Bulgaria, Greece | 97'   A movie that speaks to every time, place, and society – with an extraordinary development of a simple plot, which we live every day. A movie that carries a powerful message, but also a work of art with emotional and aesthetical values.   Një film që i flet çdo kohe, çdo vendi dhe çd... SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   1,4 Sextillion Litre Doro Götz Germany 2017 8 Days of Parlor Zoe Phylactidou Cyprus 2016 Born of Stone Emilio Bellu Italy, Czechia 2016 Dragon Circle Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany 2016 Evripidou 14 Michael Demetrius Greece 2016 Golden Hour Claudia Vogt Germany 2017 Happy Happy Baby Jan Soldat Germany 2017 In Search of the Land Without Evil Anna Azevedo Brazil 2017 Jungle Colia Vranici France 2016 ... DOCUMENTARY Mid-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Kristi Zea USA 2016 Imma Pasquale Marino Italy 2017 On the Edge of Life Yaser Kassab Syria 2017 Prohibited Visit Nikos Theodosiou Greece 2017 Saint Lazarus's Miracle Nicolas Muñoz Avia Spain 2016 Valentina Maximilian Feldmann Germany 2016 VIDEO ART - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Brutes Are Afraid of Silence Étienne Boulanger Canada 2016 Ex Terrat Reinhold Bidner Austria, France 2016 Final Gathering Alain Escalle France 2017 Finish Saeed Naghavian Iran 2017 Genesis Abtin Mozafari Iran 2017 Hey You! Tessa Garland UK 2016 Hiwa Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 Hysteria Maurice Kelliher UK, Ireland 2016 Label Amir Lashkari Iran 2017 Lying Women Deborah Kelly Australia 2017 mo... STUDENT International - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Beer & Calippo Paul Ploberger Austria 2017 Best of Everything, Always Alexios Koukias-Pantelis UK 2017 Boundary Bartosz Brzeziński Poland 2016 Buoyancy Simon Valentin Denmark 2017 Casting Katarzyna Iskra Poland 2017 Digital Immigrants Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann Switzerland 2016 Donkey Xote Ottó Bánovits Hungary, Sweden 2016 Eat me! Ilina Perianova Bulgaria 2016 Empathy (a digital love letter) ... IN ALBANIAN - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   A Long Way Home Ibër Deari Macedonia 2017 A True Story Viron Roboci Albania 2017 Conversation on Life Agim Abdula Macedonia 2016 Heaven Has Been Fooled Odeta Çunaj Albania 2016 Home More Raça Kosova 2016 Kaini Shaqir Veseli Albania 2017 Lord of the House Daniëlle Bremer Kosova 2017 Reverse Antipode Oltsen Gripshi Albania 2017 The Eagles Sokol Reka Belgium 2017 The Junction Xhelal Haliti Kosova 2... DOCUMENTARY Full-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   69 Minutes of 86 Days Egil Haskjold Larsen Norway 2017 Blood and the Moon Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Yemen 2017 Jeffrey Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic, France 2017 Mr. Gay Syria Ayse Toprak Turkey 2017 Siberian Love Olga Delane Germany 2016 The Charro of Toluquilla José Villalobos Romero Mexico 2016 Tonino Daniele Ceccarini, Mario Molinari Italy 2017 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Aiport Michaela Müller Switzerland 2017 And the Moon Stands Still Yulia Ruditskaya Belarus 2017 Bystander Sheyda Kashi Iran 2017 Chill and Shivering Kwok Wai Chung Philip Hong Kong 2016 Confined Nico Bonomolo Italy 2016 Framed Marco Jemolo Italy 2017 In Exile Alexander Kurilov Moldova 2016 Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran 2016 Manivald Chintis Lundgren Estonia 2017 Nothing Happens Uri & Michel... SHORT FICTION FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » 8 Minutes George Gogichaishvili, David Abramishvili Georgia 2017 A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden 2017 Animal Bahman & Bahram Ark Iran 2017 Blue in Green Leigh Heiman Pruzanski Israel 2016 Building No.13 Amir Gholami Iran 2016 Burning Slimane Bounia France 2016 Check-list Frédéric Mosbeux Belgium 2017 Everyday Philippe Orreindy France 2017 Fluffy Lee Filipovski Serbia 2016 FU Ilya Aksenov R... FEATURE FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » A Balkan Noir Dražen Kuljanin Sweden, Montenegro 2017 Beneath the Silence Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit Israel 2016 Black Crow Tayfur Aydin Turkey 2016 Daybreak Gentian Koçi Albania, Greece 2017 Directions Stephan Komandarev Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 Glory Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria 2016 Ministry of Love Pavo Marinković Croatia 2016 Mothering Roqiye Tavakoli Iran 2017 Unwanted Edon R...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
The Opening & Welcome Speech of Tiff ’s annual Event - Tirana 2015
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Agron Domi - Festival directorThis year’s 13th edition has reached to provide a total of 4,200 film submissions from 110 countries. I may say with great admiration that these are to be considered very ambitious figures for an international film festival in our region. Some 600 feature-length films and 3,600 short films collections are comprised in the following categories: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.  A hard selective work of many years is required in order to come to a programme of 120 first premieres in the World, Europe, Balkans Region and in Albania. Special programs are added to the event which will all take place in the course of TIFF’s 9-day-event Competition. This year will not be missing those movies which have competed and have received awards at the most prestigious film festivals around the world.

The attractiveness towards TIFF is not associated to any financial enticement as far as we do not pay any kind of fee to film distributors for their projections and no monetary award will go to the winners. The interest in TIFF is rather linked to independent selection qualities as well as in the true values which will be brought to light during the competition.

TIFF’s annual event has reached an international status and success thanks to: its independent selection process, to its daily cured program further extended with retrospectives, homages and tributes paid to prominent authors, professional seminars and workshops and the presence of 4 international jury categories who take their decisions independently.

Tirana International Film Festival registered a new success story being listed by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) among 103 world’s most important festivals for the 2015-2016 year-term. The list comprises the world’s most famous film festivals such as: CANNES, BERLIN, VENICE, SUNDANCE, KARLOVY VARY, LOCARNO, TRIBECA, MOSCOW, ROTTERDAM and many others.

TIFF’s founded during the period when the video and movie production industry and the film school did not exist in Albania and for this reason TIFF remained the only window where the latest trends of the cinema world were displayed, that kind of world which could not be visited either by the filmmakers because of the visa regime and imposed restrictions of free movement. In this context TIFF thought to bring to Tirana the world cinema’s professionals and enthusiasts of the authentic cinema and independent author. Important personalities of world cinema have participated as invitees, competitors they participate as a jury member at TIFF, such as: Franco Nero, Ken Loach, Theo Angelopoulos, Yves Boisset, Joshua Marston, Sam Green, Alexandre Rockwell, Motjo Armendariz, Duplas Brother, Jay Rosemblat, Eduardo Winspear, Bernd Buder, Daniele Vicari, Caveh Zahedi, Alexandar Manic, Chris Dupont, Daniele Cipri and many others.

Besides the international impact, TIFF has served as a promoter of the new generation students who believed in the future of the Albanian cinema. Meanwhile, TIFF served as a promoter of those few acting graduates who had to fill in the gaps which could not be ensured by the acting school.

Due to the prolonged emigration of the Albanians, the respective category of the competition is called “IN ALBANIAN” and not Albanian films. This choice gives opportunity to all Albanian countrymen wherever they are, to screen their films in Tirana, on the sole condition that the screenings should be in Albanian language. Film submissions have been really numerous from outside the Albanian and Kosovo’s territory and the figures are really exciting.

As our slogan from 2003 says: Think Different, See Alike, I invite you to watch a selection of 120 films from all around the world.

Good luck to everyone and enjoy these 9 days at TIFF 2015, 13-th edition.


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